The all-new Korando is a real crossover combining the best features of an SUV and sedan to provide a perfect balance of practicality and comfort.

The roads of Dhaka are no stranger to revered vehicle brands. Since the beginning, the local market has seen some of the most popular cars in the world cruise through its roads. The all-new Korando is the latest addition to the dynamic and ever-expanding vehicle market.

At first glance, the Korando appears to be smart and elegant. The front is not overstyled like many other contemporary vehicles; instead, it’s artistically sleek. With its low, wide stance and LED lighting technology,the KORANDO projects authority from every angle.
A chrome bar joins the headlights together, which into the visually formidable SsangYong logo. It is a stylised representation of two intertwined dragons rising to heaven. The daytime running lights are sharp and sleek. Arguably, the most visually appealing part of the vehicle is the sides; the sheer amount of sharp edges and creases gives a car a dynamic vibe.

Perhaps the most impressive part of the vehicle is its interior. It is masterfully crafted to ensure comfort and convenience. The spacious cabin consists of premium materials that pamper and isolate you from the hustle and bustle of the outside world. From the top-of-the-line seat amenities to the 34-colour crafted detail contributes toward the
premium ambiance. Whether your journey is long or short, the all-new KORANDO guarantees pure traveling delight.

The ergonomics are practicality of the Korando immaculate; the steering wheel is exceptionally comfortable with tilting and telescoping. The instrument panel incorporates the latest display technologies and navigational aids. Full connectivity with smartphones maximises driver convenience while minimising distraction. The seats are exceedingly comfortable and eight-way power-adjustable (driver and passenger). The leather seats are soft and supple and yet supportive. There is plenty of room in the back to facilitate ample head and knee room, ensuring long journeys are comfortable. Korando will allow you to pack your trunk with all your belongings while going on a road trip or pack it with sports equipment when going to your children’s games on the weekends. It leads its segment with the highest-in-class luggage space.

The all-new Korando boasts a 1.5 GDI-Turbo engine with improved low-speed torque performance and superior start/overtaking acceleration in the maximum torque classification for a more exciting driving experience.

It facilitates a max power and torque of 163ps and 280Nm, respectively. Selectable drive modes (Normal/Sport/Winter) optimise traction distribution and the gear shift schedule to suit driver preferences and road conditions. Fitted in some of the finest vehicles in the world the AISIN 6-speed automatic transmission offers smooth and quiet gear shifting with maximum fuel efficiency. Selectable drive modes (Normal/Sport/Winter) optimise traction distribution and the gear shift schedule to suit driver preferences and road conditions. Concurrently, Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control (IACC) IACC employs radar and cameras to maintain a safe speed and distance from the vehicle ahead. IACC works in tandem with the Lane Center Following Assist which can be used not only on highways but also on city streets.

Dhaka is infamous for its unsafe roads. It has one of the highest casualty rates from road accidents in the world. Toyota Rush brings state-of-the-art safety in the SUV class. It provides an Electronic Stability Program (ESP), it employs a combination of throttle intervention and braking of individual wheels to help maintain directional stability over all types of road surfaces and in adverse weather conditions. For uncompromising rigidity and safety, premium-grade-HTSS accounts for 74% of the all-new KORANDO structure – more than any other vehicle in its class. The all-new KORANDO also features some of the most advanced.

NVH (Noise Vibration Harshness) technologies to ensure a quiet ride. On extremely steep hills, activating the HDC function will automatically shift the vehicle into low gear and begin pumping the brakes to maintain a safe and slow descent. Deep Control technology included in the car brings the goal of perfect safety closer than ever.

The all-new KORANDO comes in a wide range of interior and exterior colours. The exterior includes Grand White (WAA), Silent Silver (SAI), Platinum Gray (ADA), Dandy Blue (BAS), Orange Pop (RAT), Cherry Red (RAV) and Space Black (LAK). Concurrently, the interior comes in Black, Grey and Brown leather.

The Korando is a real crossover combining the best features of an SUV and sedan to provide a perfect balance of practicality and comfort. It promises to become the leading SUV brand in Bangladesh.

Asif Siddique Tarafdar is the Staff Writer of Ice Today& Ice Business Times. He has completed BSS in Economics from BRAC University and vocal about disability rights and inclusion. Currently, studying MDS at Jahangirnagar University he is also a former Flight Cadet of the Bangladesh Air Force.